İrem GÖL -TDO- The United Nations human rights office said there was a fight between Myanmar military and insurgents has killed at least 32 people, mostly women and children, in the restive Rakhine and Chin states. Also it is reported that military had destroyed homes and schools. The Arakan Army which seeks to have the control of the region has been battling with the military for more than a year.
United Nations human rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said: “Myanmar’s military has been carrying out almost daily airstrikes and shelling in populated areas resulting in at least 32 deaths and 71 injuries since 23 March, the majority women and children, and they have also been destroying and burning schools and homes. It is very difficult to get precise information from Rakhine on whether the reported casualties are the result of targeting or were caught in the crossfire between the Arakan Army and Myanmar Army.”
The US and Britain was calling for ending the fighting in Rakhine, also in accordance with the global call for a ceasefire by the United Nation. The Arakan Army declared an armistice to last for one month citing the pandemic. Yet, the military rejected the ceasefire.